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Ensuring Government Oversight & Public Policy

Political cartoon depicting a condo at Black Point

Battle for Black Point and Public Access

Monday, November 18, 2019

Save The Bay has stepped in to defend Rhode Islanders’ right to the get to the shoreline and to use it as prescribed by the state constitution and to protect public access from the barriers of erosion and hardening of the shoreline. But in 1985, we embarked on a heated, five-year battle against a condominium developer that would help define public access issues in Rhode Island for decades to come. 

Save The Bay has stepped in to defend Rhode Islanders' right to the get to the shoreline and to use it as prescribed by the state constitution and to protect... ...Read More

Newspaper clipping from 1971 about establishment of the CRMC

Establish a Coastal Resources Caretaker

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

50 Ways We’ve Saved The Bay: Establish a Coastal Resources Caretaker by Cindy Sabato, communications One of Save The Bay’s very first actions was advocating for the creation of a state agency to manage development along Rhode Island’s coastline in a way that would also protect our invaluable coastal lands and waters. We know this … Read More

50 Ways We’ve Saved The Bay: Establish a Coastal Resources Caretaker by Cindy Sabato, communications One of Save The Bay’s very first actions was advocating for the creation of a... ...Read More

In 2018, Save The Bay assisted with the removal of the Shady Lea Mill dam in North Kingstown.

Dam concerns in Rhode Island

Monday, November 4, 2019

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management’s latest release of its annual Dam Safety Report gave us an in-depth look at how the DEM’s dam safety program is functioning. The information is alarming.

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management’s latest release of its annual Dam Safety Report gave us an in-depth look at how the DEM’s dam safety program is functioning. The... ...Read More

Topher Hamblett testifying at the statehouse

2019 Legislative Update: Missed Opportunities for the Ocean State

Monday, July 1, 2019

LEGISLATIVE WRAP UP: A Year of Missed Opportunities The Rhode Island General Assembly’s 2019 session has come to a close. Save The Bay pushed tirelessly for legislation to reduce plastics pollution, protect the watershed from irresponsible large-scale solar development, and help fund climate adaptation and resilience projects. In the end, the General Assembly did not … Read More

LEGISLATIVE WRAP UP: A Year of Missed Opportunities The Rhode Island General Assembly’s 2019 session has come to a close. Save The Bay pushed tirelessly for legislation to reduce plastics... ...Read More

New Public Pier open at Fields Point

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

New Public Pier at Fields Point offers kayaking, touch-and-go docking, fishing and bird watching by Cindy Sabato, director of communications Mother Nature gave Save The Bay a sweet 50th anniversary gift on May 20. It was the first beautiful, sunny, warm day of the season, and it happened to the be the day we cut … Read More

New Public Pier at Fields Point offers kayaking, touch-and-go docking, fishing and bird watching by Cindy Sabato, director of communications Mother Nature gave Save The Bay a sweet 50th anniversary... ...Read More

Jed Thorp, Advocacy Coordinator

Meet Jed Thorp: Coordinating community advocacy efforts for the Bay

Monday, April 1, 2019

Meet Jed Thorp: Coordinating community advocacy efforts for the Bay Jed Thorp joins Save The Bay as our first advocacy coordinator. He grew up in Ohio, but fell in love with Narragansett Bay shortly after moving to Rhode Island in 2013. He spent the last four years at The Public’s Radio 89.3FM, Rhode Island’s NPR … Read More

Meet Jed Thorp: Coordinating community advocacy efforts for the Bay Jed Thorp joins Save The Bay as our first advocacy coordinator. He grew up in Ohio, but fell in love... ...Read More

Pawcatuck River at the site of the old White Rock Dam

Victory for the Wood-Pawcatuck River Watershed

Monday, April 1, 2019

Victory for the Wood-Pawcatuck River Watershed by South County Coastkeeper David Prescott The greatest victories are not won overnight. They take time, the strength of many partners and a positive attitude to bring about change. After more than a decade, I am happy to report another significant win for our local waters—a win that guarantees … Read More

Victory for the Wood-Pawcatuck River Watershed by South County Coastkeeper David Prescott The greatest victories are not won overnight. They take time, the strength of many partners and a positive... ...Read More

Protect Areas of Environmental Concern

Help Us Protect Areas of Environmental Concern: Improve R.I. House Bill 5789

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Stand with Save the Bay and let your legislators know that Rhode Island should not incentivize energy development in areas of environmental concern! Ask them to improve R.I. House Bill 5789.

Stand with Save the Bay and let your legislators know that Rhode Island should not incentivize energy development in areas of environmental concern! Ask them to improve R.I. House Bill... ...Read More

West Warwick Wastewater Treatment Plant during the 2010 Floods

To DEM: Reduce pollution by wastewater treatment facilities

Monday, February 4, 2019

Save The Bay is reviewing discharge permits for three of Rhode Island’s larger wastewater treatment facilities that are up for renewal by DEM. We are advocating that these permits be revised with stricter nitrogen limits, to continue progression toward meeting water quality standards in Narragansett Bay.

Save The Bay is reviewing discharge permits for three of Rhode Island’s larger wastewater treatment facilities that are up for renewal by DEM. We are advocating that these permits be... ...Read More

Westerly Town Beach Erosion

Saving The Bay at the Statehouse

Monday, January 21, 2019

This legislative session, Save The Bay will continue to advocate for laws that protect Narragansett Bay, Little Narragansett Bay, our coasts and our watershed; push our priorities; be on the lookout for new threats; and focus on three major issues: climate change, plastics pollution and the improvement of the Coastal Resources Management Council.

This legislative session, Save The Bay will continue to advocate for laws that protect Narragansett Bay, Little Narragansett Bay, our coasts and our watershed; push our priorities; be on the... ...Read More

*Please note:  Be sure to access the Johnson & Wales University Harborside Campus through the main entrance on Harborside Blvd. Your GPS may suggest taking Ernest Street to JWU’s Shipyard Street entrance, but that route requires a key card for entry.  

From Route I-95 North or South, take Exit 18 (Thurbers Avenue). Head downhill on Thurbers Avenue to US Route 1A (Allens Avenue). Turn right onto Allens Ave. Continue southbound on Allens Ave. into Cranston, where Allens Ave. becomes Narragansett Blvd. Turn left onto Harborside Blvd. at the traffic light by the Shell gas station. Follow Harborside Blvd. through the Johnson & Wales Harborside Campus. At the end of Harborside Blvd., turn right onto Save The Bay Drive. Save The Bay Drive becomes a circular, one-way roadway as you approach the Bay Center. Parking is available in four guest lots after you pass the main building. Enter the building through the main entrance.

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